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Texas A&M Corps Of Cadets Announces 2019-2020 Leadership

Thirteen students representing four states and nine Texas cities will assume Corps roles that include Corps Commander and Aggie Band Commander.
By Amy Thompson, Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets February 20, 2019

Luke Thomas Decatur, Texas will serve as Corps Commander for the 2019-2020 school year.
Luke Thomas of Decatur, Texas, will serve as Corps Commander for the 2019-2020 school year.

Texas A&M Corps of Cadets


The Corps of Cadets—the largest, oldest and most visible student organization at Texas A&M University—has selected their top leadership for the 2019-2020 school year.

Three cadets were identified to fill the key leadership positions of Corps Commander, Deputy Corps Commander and Chief of Staff.

  • Corps Commander: Luke Thomas, Decatur, Texas. Class of 2020. Industrial Distribution.
  • Deputy Corps Commander: Daniel Strong, Raleigh, North Carolina. Class of 2020. Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chief of Staff: Brett Johnson, Boerne, Texas. Class of 2020. Biomedical Sciences.

Cadets complete a thorough selection process that consists of an application and an interview with a panel of peers and staff. Applicants for key leadership positions are evaluated on academics, performance in the Corps, success in previous leadership positions, peer/staff evaluations and their leadership vision for the future.

Top cadets were also slated to serve as Major Unit Commanders for the Corps’ ten major units:

  • 1st Brigade Commander: Weston Fisher, San Antonio, Texas.
  • 2nd Brigade Commander: Garrett Beaty, Austin, Texas.
  • 3rd Brigade Commander: Kamryn Coryell, Bainbridge Island, Washington.
  • 1st Regiment Commander: Ethan Cain, Poway, California.
  • 2nd Regiment Commander: James McKenna, Spring, Texas.
  • 3rd Regiment Commander: Jahanna Shah, Montgomery, Texas.
  • 1st Wing Commander: Mia Birondo, Grand Prairie, Texas.
  • 2nd Wing Commander: Jacob Bronson, San Diego, California.
  • 3rd Wing Commander: Ashlee Spence, The Woodlands, Texas.
  • Aggie Band Commander: Nicholas Rossi, Sealy, Texas.

Media contact: Amy Thompson, Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets, 979-862-1922,

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